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Overview

Introduction to Clarksdale, Mississippi

Clarksdale, Mississippi, in Coahoma county, is 71 miles SW of Memphis, Tennessee.

Clarksdale History

Clarksdale was founded by John Clark. He was the brother-in-law of James L. Alcorn, the Governor of Mississippi during the Reconstruction period. The city was known as "Golden Buckle in the Cotton Belt" in the early 20th century as it was home to a number of plantations. Clarksdale is the county seat of Coahoma County, which was founded on February 9, 1836.

Clarksdale and nearby Attractions

  • Clarksdale Shopping Center
  • Delta Blues Museum
  • Clarksdale Country Club
  • North Delta Museum
  • Little Sunflower River
  • Cossar State Park

Things To Do In Clarksdale

Clarksdale offers a number of shopping centers. Some of these include the Oakhurst Village Shopping Center, Commerce Plaza Shopping Center, Westgate Shopping Center, Anderson Shopping Plaza Shopping Center, Desoto Shopping Center and Clarksdale Shopping Center. Golfers can visit the Clarksdale Country Club. One can also enjoy boating, fishing and swimming on the Little Sunflower River. Anderson Park and the Dixie Youth Park offers a number of recreational facilities. Clarksdale hosts the Juke Joint and Tennessee Williams Festival and the Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival every year.

Clarksdale Transportation

Air transportation is available from Mid Delta Regional Airport.

Clarksdale Higher Education

Clarksdale is home to the Coahoma Community College. One can also pursue higher education at Delta State University, Northwest Mississippi Community College and Mississippi Valley State University.

Demographics

People

Total Population16,994
Male Share of the Population45.8%
Female Share of the Population54.2%
Senior Citizens13.6%
Employed Population 16+5,582
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married29.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher19.2%
Median Earnings25+$23,784
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$15,758
Median Earnings With High School Degree$18,950

Wealth

Median Family Income$33,438
% Above Poverty Level65%
% Below Poverty Level35%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home2%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.8%
% Using Public Transportation1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone28.8%
Median Gross Rent$587
Median House Value$62,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)74.3%
English4.6%
Irish2.8%
Italian1.7%
German1.4%
Arab1.1%
African0.4%
Scottish0.4%
Lebanese0.3%
French Except Basque0.2%
Polish0.1%
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Clarksdale Almanac

CategoryValue
County Coahoma County
Standard Zip Codes38614
P.O. Box Zip Codes38669
Phone Area Codes662
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude34.2
Approximate Longitude-90.57

Clarksdale Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationCLARKSDALE
Distance0.8 miles
Jan Temp32 to 49 F
Apr Temp52 to 73 F
Jul Temp72 to 92 F
Oct Temp52 to 75 F
Annual Precip54.2 inches
StationBATESVILLE 2 SW
Distance34.1 miles
Jan Temp29 to 50 F
Apr Temp48 to 73 F
Jul Temp69 to 91 F
Oct Temp48 to 76 F
Annual Precip55.9 inches
StationCLEVELAND
Distance34.3 miles
Jan Temp34 to 51 F
Apr Temp53 to 74 F
Jul Temp74 to 93 F
Oct Temp54 to 77 F
Annual Precip55.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Alligator154$25,625
Coahoma352$0
Duncan385$27,250
Friars Point1,061$18,611
Jonestown1,427$24,286
Lyon322$74,375

Clarksdale Public Libraries

Carnegie Public Library
114 DELTA AVENUE
Clarksdale, Mississippi
(662) 624-4461

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Clarksdale Hospitals

Northwest Ms Regional Medical Center
(Proprietary)
1970 Hospital Drive
(662) 627-3211

Clarksdale Public Schools

Booker T Washington Intern. Studies
1806 Sunflower Ave. Extension
ZIP: 38614
(662) 627-8567
Primary
Total Enrollment 273
Carl Keen Voc
Walnut Street
ZIP: 38614
(662) 627-8580
High
Clarksdale High School
1101 Wildcat Drive
ZIP: 38614
(662) 627-8530
High
Total Enrollment 551
Coahoma Agricultural High School
3240 Friars Point Road
ZIP: 38614
(662) 624-8045
High
Total Enrollment 268
Coahoma County Jr/sr High School
1535 Lee Drive, P O Box 820
ZIP: 38614
(662) 627-7378
High
Total Enrollment 538
Geo H Oliver Visual/perf. Arts
871 Ritchie Avenue
ZIP: 38614
(662) 627-8605
Primary
Total Enrollment 255
Heidelberg School Math & Science
801 Maple Ave.
ZIP: 38614
(662) 627-8577
Primary
Total Enrollment 285
Jerome W. Stampley 9th Grade Academ
301 Washington Avenue
ZIP: 38614
(662) 627-8570
Other
Total Enrollment 241
Kirkpatrick Health /wellness
1101 Smith Street
ZIP: 38614
(662) 627-8588
Primary
Total Enrollment 292
Myrtle Hall Iv Lang. Immersion
700 5th Street
ZIP: 38614
(662) 627-8590
Primary
Total Enrollment 244
Oakhurst Intermediate Academy
120 West Second Street
ZIP: 38614
(662) 627-8560
Middle
Total Enrollment 457
Sherard Elementary School
3105 Bobo-sherard Road
ZIP: 38614
(662) 624-4629
Primary
Total Enrollment 270
Thomas Shaw School Of Excellance
135 Washington
ZIP: 38614
(662) 627-8595
W.a. Higgins Middle School Academy
1749 Chestnut Street
ZIP: 38614
(662) 627-8550
Middle
Total Enrollment 434

Clarksdale Private Schools

Lee Academy
415 Lee Dr
ZIP: 38614
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 370
Presbyterian Day School
944 Catalpa St
ZIP: 38614
Elementary
Total Enrollment 117
St Elizabeth Catholic School
150 Florence Ave
ZIP: 38614
Elementary
Total Enrollment 85
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